India lifts Blackberry service threat

India lifts Blackberry service threat

India has followed the United Arab Emirates in backing off from a threat to ban popular services on BlackBerry devices, amid growing global concern over access to encrypted information.

The Ministry of Home Affairs said Research in Motion, the Canadian maker of the smart phones, has agreed to an interim arrangement for lawful interception of BlackBerry messenger services – an instant messaging application – and pledged to provide a final solution by January.

“Accordingly, the... services will continue to be available,” the ministry said in a statement.

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